AddisonMckee Takes Fabulous New Technology to Fabtech


Global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of the world's finest tube bending and endforming technologies, AddisonMckee of Lebanon, Ohio, Brantford, Ontario and Bamber Bridge, UK, will be in bullish mood showcasing some exciting new innovations and green technologies at Fabtech Chicago from November 14th - 17th this year. The AddisonMckee stand, No. 337 in the South Hall, will feature the new eb80 ESRB together with their world renowned, DB150 EB bending machines. AddisonMckee's TT, RF and I/O machines using innovative green technology will also be launched at the show, while there will also be an extensive machine tooling area on the stand.

A major boost

The new eb80 ESRB machine represents a significant alternative to the existing world renowned DB 75 machine but with significant cost advantages achieved through removing the ball screw providing the boost and allowing the gearbox and motor instead to provide the force required for boosting, enabling freeform bending for the full length of the bed!

A model of modular flexibility

Given the cost of floorspace at any facility, the new machine's modular design also
has significant benefits if bed length flexibility is important. The standard machine
itself is two metres long but offers the capability to increase in length by bolting two sections together to extend the bed when required, converting the machine easily
and cheaply to a three/four metre model.

A fabulous event

The Fabtech show is well established as North America's largest metal forming,
fabricating, finishing and welding event. And this year's McCormick Place, Chicago, show is on schedule to be the biggest ever with an anticipated 30,000 visitors and over 1200 exhibitors spread over more than 450,000 net square feet of floorspace.

Forming better strategies for all its customers

The fortunes of AddisonMckee have certainly taken a turn for the better in recent months as the market climbs out of recession and the company's landmark presence at Fabtech is certain to provide further evidence of the company's increasing strength and confidence.

New ownership has galvanized the company by introducing a number of measures to
ensure a smoother ride for all its customers, in, amongst others, the automotive, aviation, truck and shipbuilding industries.

And, significantly, while the company remains a truly global concern with its major facilities in Lebanon, Ohio in the US and Brantford, Ontario in Canada, and partners all over the world, in response to overwhelming demand from its European customers AddisonMckee has restored the manufacturing facility at its UK HQ at Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, a move which underscores the company's commitment to its European partners not least by significantly reducing costs.

As AddisonMckee CEO Alastair Tedford remarks: "The company has emerged stronger
than ever with an extremely healthy order book. As a management team, we believe this is due to building on the company's core values to offer customers a better service than ever before. Our presence at Fabtech gives us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities on a major global stage".

For more information about AddisonMckee and its products and services, please contact:

Phillip Aspinall - General Manager - Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 1772 334511

Email: paspinall@addisonmckee.com

Website: www.addisonmckee.com

Jennifer Rankin - North America

Tel. +1 513.228.7000

Email: jrankin@addisonmckee.com

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